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FILE - In this  Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, protesters of President Donald Trump's military action in Iraq gather across the Chicago River from the Trump Tower in Chicago. Three years after Trump took office and millions of people swarmed to the Women’s March in Washington and companion marches across the country, these typically modest protests are often the most visible sign of today’s Trump resistance. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020?

Jan. 18, 2020 12:19 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Days after President Donald Trump killed an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian bridge over Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive with an illuminated sign that read “No War in Iran.” Some 200 people...

Jorge Hernandez, of Milwaukee, tries to cover his face from the cold while walking along West Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. While snow is expected Friday, breezy and cold conditions return on Sunday and Monday, with wind chills of minus 10 to minus 15 Fahrenheit across the region, according to the National Weather Service office in Sullivan. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Chicago flights halted; plane slides off Kansas City taxiway

Jan. 17, 2020 11:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration halted all flights in and out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport for hours Friday night due to a sprawling winter storm, which forced the closure of schools, universities and government offices as it moved across large sections of the Midwest. The FAA lifted the...

Heavy traffic is seen on Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Hundreds of flights were canceled as a winter storm hits the city during evening commute Friday, creating a sloppy rush hour. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Heavy snow forces ground stop at O'Hare, snarls air traffic

Jan. 17, 2020 11:14 PM EST

A winter storm that swept across northern Illinois forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights Friday at Chicago’s two major airports and prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to halt operations at O’Hare International Airport late Friday The FAA attributed the ground stop due to the snow...

Southern Illinois stuns No. 19 Missouri State women 70-68

Jan. 17, 2020 9:53 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Gabby Walker took a bounce pass at the baseline and, as the clock was winding down, put up a left-handed layup and Southern Illinois shocked No. 19 Missouri State women 70-68 Friday night. Southern Illinois had not beaten a Top 25 team since 1991. The loss ended Missouri State's...

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant, left, fist-bumps fans after being announced during the baseball team's convention, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Chicago Cubs keeping options open with season on the horizon

Jan. 17, 2020 9:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When it comes to Kris Bryant, or any other Chicago Cubs star on the precipice of free agency, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein is hoping for the best. He also is working on the alternative. That's about all he can say at the moment. Keeping his cards close to his chest, perhaps...

Illinois assistant Byrd leaves program; 2 others join

Jan. 17, 2020 6:19 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois defensive passing game coordinator and safeties coach Gill Byrd said Friday he is leaving the program because of an unspecified illness in his family. Byrd, who worked with head coach Lovie Smith for three NFL teams, coached at Illinois for two seasons. “Gill Byrd...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Rose Lavelle, left, is challenged by Netherlands' Danielle Van De Donk during the Women's World Cup final soccer at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Twenty players have been named to the U.S. women's soccer team that will play for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics. Coach Andonovski announced the roster for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

US Olympic qualifying roster minus 5 from World Cup team

Jan. 17, 2020 2:56 PM EST

The United States’ roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament will look very similar to the one that won the Women’s World Cup in France, with notable exceptions. Alex Morgan, Mallory Pugh, Allie Long, Morgan Brian and Tierna Davidson were on the title team but were left off the...

Personnel work at the scene in McHenry, Ill. where a vehicle drove into the Starbucks Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Patrick Kunzer/Daily Herald via AP)

Police: Medical issue led to Starbucks crash in Illinois

Jan. 17, 2020 11:42 AM EST

McHENRY, Ill. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck that slammed into an Illinois Starbucks had a “medical emergency” before the crash that injured several people, police said Friday. Police said in a statement that the driver, identified as a 53-year-old man from Lakemoor, will not be cited...

Chicago Police process a crime scene in Chicago on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Two young brothers were among five people shot and wounded when gunmen fired through the window of a barbershop, police said Friday.
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the five remained in serious to critical condition but stable at local hospitals Friday. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Police: 2 young brothers among 5 shot in Chicago barbershop

Jan. 17, 2020 10:02 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two young brothers were among five people shot and wounded when gunmen fired through the window of a Chicago barbershop, police said Friday. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said it’s “heartbreaking” the youths were among the five shooting victims — ages...

Allen lifts Tennessee Tech over SIU-Edwardsville 72-69

Jan. 17, 2020 3:16 AM EST

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Darius Allen scored 15 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots and Tennessee Tech came from behind to beat SIU-Edwardsville 72-69 on Thursday night, ending an eight-game skid with its first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season. Tujautae Williams' go-ahead layup...